Tuesday, February 9, 2016
14th century temple, Chimi Lhakhang (Chimi temple or monastery) is where I got my name. But I am still wondering how the temple got its name in the first place. I failed to find information regarding the origin of the name of the temple itself. Well, anyway in Bhutan many unborn babies get their names in the temple. Names like "Chimi" and "Kinley" are given at this temple. This temple is also well-known as the temple of fertility. Particularly women seeking blessings to beget children pay visit to Chimi Lhakhang. If you have friends around you unable to have children, suggest this place with conviction.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Pochu Zam (bridge over the male river) is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. It is located in Punakha. Pochu (male river) and Mochu (female river) surround Punakha dzong (Punakha monastery) and there is a beautiful bridge over both the rivers. There is a wooden cantilever bridge over the female river and this iron suspension bridge over the male river. The greenish river flows below the bridge exquisitely. That was my day out in my PJ.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Visited Buddhist College for Nun today. (Check out my selfie with a nun). There were cute nuns around the campus and the surrouding was exceptionally clean. The location of college is really amazing. Its on top of a hill from where you can see most of Punakha and Wangdiphodrang all in one scenery. We can also see how the road leading to Thimphu has been carved into the mountain and greenish river flowing quietly in the deep valley. Must visit if you haven't!
Since the prince was born on 5th February, the whole Bhutan celebrates the birth of new prince to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema. In celebrating the birth of royal prince, the government of Bhutan declares Monday Feb 8 as the national holiday.
The newly born price was first presented to his grandfather, the fouth king of Bhutan. People in twenty districts of Bhutan are celebrating by offering prayers and butterlamps at the temples and monasteries; and by plants trees in few districts. Congratulations to the royal family and to Bhutan. Many people are lucky because they might live through the reign of three kings.